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Read any good books lately?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jacobsnchz, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    Funny part is my MOM bought those books for me when she was in Chicago at the American Girl store, so I guess it's not all THAT weird that an almost 30 year old would be reading them :p But the dolls were pretty popular even when I was a preteen, so...

    Don't even get me started on Twilight. I borrowed them from my 12-year-old cousin and I'm glad I didn't spend any money on them.
  2. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

    No offense to the Twilight fans around here, but I don't see any appeal in those books at all. Bella, from the looks of things, is way too much of a clinging vine.
  3. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    my friends dragged me to see the twilight movie, and i hate bella. a lot. the only good character in that book is alice
  4. Pork

    Pork Active Member

    Just finished reading Anne Frank - The Diary of a young girl.

    I'm planning to read Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, but I can't find it in any bookshops. weird.
  5. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    I just started reading a book called The Lonely Hearts Club that was just published a week or so ago. Pretty good so far.

    Also, last year I read The Egypt Game, and while I was at the bookstore last Sunday, I picked up a copy of the sequel, The Gypsy Game.
  6. Yorick

    Yorick Active Member

    The Wind In The Willows! :)
  7. The 11th UrRu

    The 11th UrRu Member

    About to read The Catcher in the Rye for the first time since high school, Im looking forward to it...

    Anyone read "The Gathering Storm" yet? The 12th book of the Wheel of Time is up after JD Salingers classic...
  8. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    Watership Down was pretty cool...and weird...and now I'll never look at a rabbit the same way again...

    Ooh...Also, last night I started reading a book called Nightlight, which is a Twilight parody by The Harvard Lampoon. It's hilarious!
  9. APRena

    APRena New Member

    Romeo and Juliet, which being a book for English and "classic" literature *should* be cliche and a pain to annotate etc, is actually freaking awesome. (poetic pre-Twilight, minus vampires and plus epic swordfights. :D) And Lamb somethingorothersuperlongtitlebiblicalallegorything by Christopher Moore.
  10. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    I'm about to begin rereading On the Road. This book holds a special place in my heart, because I wrote my 11th grade term paper on the literary theme of rebellion about it and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and my term paper got and A-.
  11. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson (Or at least, I think that's the author)

    It's about a group of kids who have adventures in Disney World in the form of holograms at night when everything comes to life. I just got the third one that came out last month, and according to Wikipedia, there's going to be (at least) ten books in the series.

    And also, on a related note:
    The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness

    Nonfiction, but pretty interesting. It tells about hidden secrets in the different parts of the park and even gives some history on some attractions. It even provides a section on MV3D. :)
  12. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    we hadda read The Outsiders S.E. Hinton for school. and i LOVED it. best book ive ever read. i dont read a lot though, so i guess my judgment is a bit biased.


    I Sniper by Stephen Hunter, The Last Ivory Hunter by Peter Capstick, and In Kentucky With Daniel Boone by John T McIntyre.
  14. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

    Last night, I finished "Seven Years in Tibet," by Heinrich Harrer. Beautiful book - I definitely recommend it.

    Today, I started on "Night Train to Lisbon," by Pascal Mercier.
  15. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    The Warriors series by Erin Hunter. I got the first book from the school library during the first semester last year and I just started the second book soon after the beginning of summer vacation.
  16. Pork

    Pork Active Member

    Just read "The rise of the evolution fraude"

    and am now reading Darwins "The Origin of Species"

    Trying to look at things from every angle :p
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Just finished up "The Real Benjamin Franklin". For the most part, he's a very good role model. Of course, it could be because we think a lot a like, LOL. ;)
  18. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I'm reading both Fight Club and Howl's Moving Castle right now! They're both great.
  19. Pork

    Pork Active Member

    :D Howls Moving Castle is really good :) Read it late last year. Quite different from the movie hey. I love the movie too though :)
  20. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Yeah, everyone's told me how different it is from the movie, and already three chapters in I can easily spot the differences. Still though, I'm quite enjoying it. It makes for an excellent read!

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